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1:30 AM
@alphabet "A bear is walking through a forest. He sees a car on fire. He gets in and burns to death." (A well-known Russian joke)
Another one: a hedgehog learned how to breathe with his behind, sat on a tree stump and died of suffocation (Научился ежик дышать попой - сел на пенек и задохнулся)
Another - "The mermaid did the splits"
Kolobok (Cyrillic: колобо́к) is the main character of an East Slavic fairy-tale with the same name, represented as a small yellow spherical bread-like being. The story is often called "Little Round Bun" and sometimes "The Runaway Bun." The fairy tale occurs widely in Slavic regions in a number of variations. A similar fairy tale - with a pancake rolling off - has also been recorded in German and Nordic regions. The plot is similar to that of "The Gingerbread Man" tale in English tradition. The Aarne-Thompson index classifies such stories in a common type: 2025. == Etymology == The origin of word...
> Kolobok goes to the bathhouse, comes out and says: ‘Damn, forgot to wash my head!’
The joke is that Kolobok is nothing but a head, it's a spherical piece of baked dough
> "The mother-in-law was buried. Two accordions were broken (meaning, from happiness)"

The modern version:

"The mother-in-law was buried. Two Pokémon were caught."
1:55 AM
@alphabet I switched from 2GIS to Yandex Maps for that reason - they had the option "North always up" - but funnily, a month later they dropped that option.
kolobok is Kirby? Q'bert? or Pacman ?
> One of the earliest examples of bar jokes is Sumerian (c. 4500–1900 BC), and it features a dog: "A dog walked into a tavern and said, 'I can't see a thing. I'll open this one'." [1] The humor of it is probably related to the Sumer way of life and has been lost, but the words remain.
@CowperKettle What's the joke? I don't think I get it.
I don't know, but it feels funny in Russian
2:12 AM
Maybe that's the joke ? Writing something that would be funny in a language that won't exist for millenia.
@CowperKettle Autoerotic asphyxiation is no joke.
3:10 AM
@CowperKettle Do you know where the letter ё is on the keyboard?
3:55 AM
@misk94555 Yes - in the upper left corner
 
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7:35 AM
"Should Tongwei go ahead with plans announced in December to build a 400,000 ton polysilicon plant in Inner Mongolia, nearly doubling its current output, it might overtake even ExxonMobil"
In the USA:
> The SUN DAY Campaign reviewed the data and found that in the first four months of 2024, solar and wind added 7,899 MW and 1,825 MW, respectively, while biomass added 3 MW and hydropower added 1 MW. The balance consisted of 67 MW of gas, 5 MW of oil and 3 MW of “other.”
 
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10:03 AM
> A new UCLA Health study has found that resilient people exhibit neural activity in the brain regions associated with improved cognition and regulating of emotions, and were more mindful and better at describing their feelings. The same group also exhibited gut microbiome activity linked to a healthy gut, with reduced inflammation and gut barrier.
Leaky gut
Leaky Cauldron
 
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Wordle 1,098 3/6

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#WhenTaken #115 (21.06.2024)

I scored 874/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 2 km - 🗓️ 9 yrs - ⚡ 187 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 1146 km - 🗓️ 5 yrs - ⚡ 162 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 1639 km - 🗓️ 3 yrs - ⚡ 154 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 66 km - 🗓️ 13 yrs - ⚡ 173 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 95.8 metres - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 198 / 200

https://whentaken.com
Daily Octordle #879
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Daily Sequence Octordle #879
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Daily Octordle #879
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@Robusto Empate.
Folks, is there a functional difference between so long and farewell ?
1:47 PM
@jlliagre I'll have to try WhenTaken after my ride. Running late today.
 
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[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Mostly non-latin title (77): "Stop __________ and hurry up!"‭ by Huỳnh Trọng Nhân‭ on english.SE
4:13 PM
@Robusto Take your time :-)
 
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#WhenTaken #115 (21.06.2024)

I scored 839/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 737.6 metres - 🗓️ 30 yrs - ⚡ 115 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 69.6 metres - 🗓️ 9 yrs - ⚡ 187 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 1640 km - 🗓️ 5 yrs - ⚡ 152 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 36.3 metres - 🗓️ 10 yrs - ⚡ 185 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 170.5 metres - 🗓️ 0 yrs - ⚡ 200 / 200

https://whentaken.com
@jlliagre I can't believe I screwed up the date that bad on #1.
I think we guessed the same place on #3.
#WhenTaken #116 (22.06.2024)

I scored 580/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 5051 km - 🗓️ 29 yrs - ⚡ 39 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 11520 km - 🗓️ 7 yrs - ⚡ 91 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 5351 km - 🗓️ 11 yrs - ⚡ 101 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 1038 km - 🗓️ 0 yrs - ⚡ 169 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 594 km - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 180 / 200

https://whentaken.com
8:07 PM
@Vikas That's Saturday's game. You might want to temporarily set your timezone to Western Europe or the US to get the same as ours.
Are the French getting geared up for the Olympics yet? @jlliagre
@Robusto Not sure. spoiler
@jlliagre Same.
@user85795 At the moment, they are more geared up for next elections and the UEFA Euro2024.
I see.
Do you follow “Le revers de la medaille”
8:36 PM
@user85795 I don't but I'm aware about the issues they are complaining of.
9:20 PM
I just realized today that the way I pronounce 'patio' (i.e. like 'ratio') is really wrong :-(
 
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@misk94555 "Farewell, suckers!" doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
> “Assuming the outcome is as we expect it, the message is going to be that being pro-Israel is not just wise policy, it’s smart politics,” said Mark Mellman, a Democratic pollster whose Democratic Majority for Israel spent $1 million against Mr. Bowman.
He sounds great.
"Nice Congress seat you got there. Shame if something happened to it."
11:49 PM
@jlliagre What, ratty-o? Now that I think about it, I think I like that one better.
@Robusto No, I (used to) pronounce patio something like /peʃjo/.
@jlliagre Most English speakers pronounce ratio like "ray-she-owe".

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